2012 Mid America Cross Country Series Round 4 Bike Race Report
WMR KTM’s Steven Squire Wins , Shane Klimek & Zach Nash Round out AA Bike Podium
The 2012 Blingstar AMA Mid America Cross Country Racing Series made this fourth stop of the ten round series at Lawrence Country Recreational Park. Steven Squire would make his way through the dust and the heat to take win. Shane Klimek & Zach Nash Round out AA Bike Class Podium.
This particular round marked a special occasion for AMA MAXC Racing Series as all the proceeds from the race were donated to the Riley Children’s Hospital. Last year MAXC with the help of their co-sponsors raised over $20,000 to help children in need.
The Riley Miracle Race was hosted at the Lawrence Country Recreational Park, which has over 400 acres of OHV riding trails in southern Indiana. The track featured many open fields sections, woods, a few hill climbs, and a downhill rock jump. The weather was in the low 90’s all weekend making most of the track very dusty.
Steven Squire got off to a decent start behind third place finisher Zach Nash. Squire would be able to make his way to the front of the pack on the second lap and rode constant until the checkered flag waved. It would be Squire’s first AA class win of the 2012 season aboard his Spike’s KTM.
“I got off to a second place start and then right after the finish line at the end of the first lap I was able to make the pass on Zach (Nash). After that I ran my own race from there. I tried to be consistent and not make mistakes. When I saw the two lap board, I just followed in and sprinted the last to laps for the win.” Said Maxxis’ Steven Squire
After grabbing the holeshot in the AA Class, Zach Nash put down a good charge the first lap but was not able to hold onto the lead as Steven Squire was able to make the pass to take over the lead on the second lap.
“I got the holeshot and I went into the woods first. I lead the whole first lap and then in a field section Steven (Squire) came around me – he was going faster than I was – and I followed in behind him for a while. I wasn’t finding real good rhythm today. I had to pit and Shane (Klimek) got around me and I was doing everything I could do to keep up but I was able to hold on and get third at the end. “ Explained Zach Nash.
#123 Austin Lee from Bedford, IN took the win of the Open A class. Lee is on fire this year taking his third win at 2012 AMA MAXC Round 4. Rounding out the Open A class was #696 Luke Chilman and #57 Alex Witkowski.
The Heavy B Class was one of the largest Bike classes at the MAXC Riley Miracle Race. Brett Fult from Centerpoint, IN would be the victor in the Heavy B Class. Daniel Schilling placed second followed by Johnny Schoolcraft in third.
In the Youth Bike classes had a decent turn out as well, despite the race falling on Fathers day.
Vincent Smith from Nashville, IN took the win by almost three minutes in the Super Mini Bike Class. #192 Dawson Dunnuck from Columbus, IN placed second followed closely by #928 Drew Gibbs who would round out the Super Mini Bike Class.
#324 Kayden Young from Liston, IN won the 85cc Bike class aboard his KTM. Finishing in second was #515 Langdon Feltner from North Vernon, IN. Cody Cope took the last spot on the 85cc Bike class podium in third respectively.
In the 65cc Bike class #229 Logan Mcneil won followed by Lance Maschino and Colton Beavers in second and third.
The AMA Blingstar MAXC Racing Series will head to Martinsville, Indiana on July 21st, 2012 for Round 5.